Physician Orthopaedic Surgery Hand & Wrist

Samaritan Medical Center
Watertown, New York
Mar 22, 2021
Mar 22, 2022
Full Time
Position Type

Escape Big City Living – Look at Northern New York State 

Samaritan Medical Center, Watertown, New York

Package Highlights:

  • Annual salary: starting base $560,000 - $610,000 (in addition to WRVU bonus model)
  • Signing bonus: $50,000
  • Education Loan repayment: $20,000 each year
  • Relocation reimbursement: $10,000
  • 4-year contract
  • A generous benefits package

Practice Highlights:

  • Hospital Employed, start-up practice with plans to build to six (6) surgeons with APPs offering a wide spectrum of general and specialized ortho services
  • Call: 1:4, serving one hospital, minimal trauma emergencies  
  • Office conveniently located nearby hospital campus
  • Catchment population: 250,000
  • Large network of providers offering a strong referral base
  • Serving the military men and women from nearby Fort Drum, home to the 10th Mountain Army Division
  • Emergency orthopaedic admissions provided by Hospitalist Service, with consult to Ortho
  • Operating Rooms were newly constructed in 2010, two dedicated Ortho operating rooms working back to back to enhance efficiencies, block scheduling
  • Established robotic surgery program since 2012, upgraded to da Vinci Xi in 2019
  • Teaching opportunities are extended with accredited ACGME/AOA family medicine and internal medicine residency training programs
  • A very appreciative patient population offers a professionally rewarding career


  • Holds Board Certification with the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (or Fellow of Royal College of Surgeons), or actively in process
  • Values patient-centered care and has desire to work within a team model
  • Demonstrates top-notch interpersonal skills in addition to excellent clinical skills
  • Able to provide surgical case log indicating active experience over the past two years
  • Enthusiastic and motivated to provide the best possible care and outcomes

About Samaritan Medical Center

  • 290-hospital beds; medical staff of 180 physicians representing 42 specialties
  • Largest community-based hospital in Northern New York
  • Committed to meeting the healthcare needs of the residents living in Northern New York
  • Newly constructed (2018) Walker Center for Cancer Care – a state of the art comprehensive cancer center, soon to affiliate with Roswell Park Care Network
  • Newly added hospital wing for obstetrical and children’s inpatient care (2019)
  • Construction for new service line: Women’s Wellness and Breast Care outpatient services (2019)
  • Not-for profit, not affiliated with larger system, financially stable
  • Committed to providing outstanding patient care and support

About Northern New York State

Watertown, itself, is a small city with big city amenities.  Outside city limits, the area opens to large tracts of land offering rural or semi-rural living options.  One can embrace open space, fresh air, pure water, organic living and “Mother Nature at her Best”.  Watertown offers close proximity to Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence River – 1000 Islands regions, Adirondack Mountains and showcases an abundance of options for recreational activities.  There is ease of access to urban areas and a 40-minute drive takes one to the Canadian border crossing.  A nearby airport provides American Airline connections via small jet services, as well as opportunity for recreational aviation. The four seasons provide a wide range of diversity for one’s wardrobe as well as a wide range of activities for the outdoor enthusiast.  This is a safe location, with an outstanding educational system, offering affordable housing and concludes that this is a great place for family living.

For more information, please contact:
Jennifer Haley-Saiff
Physician Recruiter
Samaritan Medical Center
830 Washington Street
Watertown, New York 13601
315-779-5184 – Office
315-408-4160 - Cell

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